Dinghy Advanced

Once you have attended the UKSA Dinghy Improver and have successfully completed the RYA Youth Stage Level 4 syllabus you can then progress on the the RYA Sailing Scheme Advanced modules.

  • RYA Seamanship Skills
  • RYA Day Sailing
  • RYA Performance Sailing
  • RYA Sailing with Spinnakers

At UKSA we group the above advanced sailing modules in to two course options, please see further details below.

RYA Seamanship Skills and RYA Day Sailing

The RYA Seamanship Skills syllabus will continue to polish and test your current skill level and will teach you to resolve problems afloat. The course will give you a solid foundation for the future and enable you to become a more confident and self-sufficient dinghy sailor. UKSA is based in a fantastic coastal location and the RYA Day Sailing syllabus will enable you to explore the local sailing area, whilst developing your passage planning and decision making skills for small boat cruising, Basic pilotage and dealing with windy conditions are also covered.

RYA Performance Sailing and RYA Sailing with Spinnakers

The RYA Performance Sailing syllabus will improve your boat handling and confidence in performance dinghies. Here you can practice your helming and crewing and work on smooth, fluent sailing performance. The RYA Sailing with Spinnaker syllabus is a great additional to the Performance Sailing  syllabus as this course will cover the thrill and fun of learning to sail with trapezes and spinnakers including spinnaker work, using both symmetric and asymmetric spinnakers.

Students learning how to manoeuvre a Dinghy

Pre-requisite experience:

RYA Youth Stage Level 4


5 days


RYA Seamanship Skills and RYA Day Sailing*


RYA Performance Sailing and RYA Sailing with Spinnakers*

*the qualification depends on which course option you book.

Individuals learning to navigate a Dinghy

What’s included:


  • All equipment
  • Packed lunch daily


  • All equipment
  • 4 nights kids camp bunk style accommodation (Monday – Thursday)
  • Buffet breakfast, packed lunch and hot evening meal
  • Full evening activities programme, including:
    • UKSA  Olympics
    • In-house Cinema
    • Disco
    • Human Board Games
    • Egg Drop
    • Crabbing
    • Quiz
    • Treasure Hunt
    • Pool Games

Children are supervised at all times by our experienced and safeguard trained watersports instructor team throughout the day. Those on residential courses have access to their own dedicated kids area and evening activities programme run by our expert evening entertainments teams.

Please call us today on 01983 203001 or email [email protected] for further information or details on how to book.

We offer a discounted rate for Permanent Island residents please contact us for more information.

Please call us on +44 (0)1983 203038 for current dates and price